Current Positions Available

1 vacancy for a Ph.D. student ("Doktorarbeit") - gross payment 22.926 EUR p.a.
1 vacancy for a diploma student ("Diplomarbeit") - gross payment 5.280 EUR p.a.

International, national and local applications welcome!
Chemists or physicists please call +43-512-507-5072 or e-mail for further information!


Current Research Projects

a) Physical Chemistry of Amorphous Ice (10/2004-9/2007)
    FWF-project R37-N11: "The relation between high-density amorphous ice (HDA) and very high density amorphous ice (VHDA)"
    abstract Kurzfassung 

b) Poly(a)morphism of carbonic acid (H2CO3) (6/2005-5/2008)
    FWF-project P18187-N11: "Characterization of Carbonic Acid (H2CO3)"
    abstract Kurzfassung 

c) Stratospheric Chemistry - Ozone Depletion: Halogen Activation on Ice Surfaces (ongoing since 10/2001)
    Schrödinger research stay J2069/J2234: "Mechanism of stratospheric reactions on ice surfaces"
    abstract Kurzfassung 

d) Phase Transitions on Surfaces: Halogens on Pt(110)
    FWF-project P14988: "Hochkorrelierte niedrigdimensionale Systeme auf Metallen" (lead by Prof. E. Bertel, Institute of Physical Chemistry )
    abstract Kurzfassung 

International Collaborators

a) Prof. John L. Finney, Dr. Alan K. Soper 
    ISIS facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, UK

b) Prof. Sarah L. Price 
    Department of Chemistry, University College London, UK

c) Prof. Mario J. Molina 
    Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

d) Dr.hab. Ewa Szajdzińska-Piętek 
    Institute of Radiation Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Poland

Experimental Methods

a) Spectroscopy (FT-IR, Raman, UV/VIS, Matrix-Isolation, ESR )

b) Diffraction (powder X-ray, neutron scattering )

c) Calorimetry (DSC )

d) High-Pressure Material Testing (Zwick )

e) Vitrification to glasses by hyperquenching